Dr. Deng

Dr. Deng is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. His research interests include biomaterials, drug delivery, nanotechnology, and regenerative engineering. He received a B.E. in Chemical Engineering in 2004 from Tsinghua University, China and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering under the mentorship of Dr. Cato T. Laurencin from the University of Virginia in 2010. His doctoral work was focused on the design and development of new polymeric biomaterials and nanostructured matrices for bone regeneration, which resulted in a number of awards including Society for Biomaterials STAR award and an outstanding thesis award. His postdoctoral research with Dr. Laurencin at the University of Connecticut Health Center was focused on development of inductive material strategies for modulation of cell function and regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. He also worked in the laboratory of Professor Robert Langer at MIT as a visiting scientist on rational design of biomaterials and high throughput screening techniques. He was the recipient of Young Scientist Award from the 9th World Biomaterials Congress.

Welcome to the Deng Lab

The Deng Lab focuses on both the fundamental understanding of cellular processes in tissue development and engineering effective biomaterial systems for therapeutic applications.

Invited Lecture
NIH Grant
Biomaterials Classes

Last Update: 2014 The Deng Lab